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Migrant fishermen on Irish vessels report ongoing racial abuse, low pay and poor treatment by Sorcha Pollak October 17, 2021   |  Source : The Irish Times

More than half of non-European fishermen working on Irish vessels have reported being subjected to racist insults and verbal abuse, while a third say they feel unsafe on the ships where they work, a study to be published this week finds. The report, co...

32 countries dinged for failure to advance Cape Town Agreement on IUU fishing by Shem Oirere October 15, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource

Two tuna-conservation organizations have accused 32 countries of hindering the fight against illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing (IUU). The Global Tuna Alliance (GTA) and Tuna Protection Alliance (TUPA) have, in two joint letters, said the fai...

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 23 Indian fishermen, seize 5 trawlers for alleged poaching October 15, 2021   |  Source : Daily Excelsior

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 23 Indian fishermen and seized two trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters, an official statement said on Thursday. The Navy arrested the fishermen off the coast of Vettilaikeni in the nort...

Pandemic's economic impact in Kenya drives some to illegal fishing by Victoria Amunga October 15, 2021   |  Source : VOA

Kenyan authorities say the economic losses caused by COVID-19 are driving more people to fish illegally. Poaching has tripled since last year and caused the daily catch to drop from an estimated 600 tons to 200 tons, according to Kenya's Maritime Fisherie...

Vietnam's Ben Tre province tightens handling of illegal fishing October 15, 2021   |  Source : VNA

Secretary of Ben Tre province’s Party Committee Le Duc Tho asked localities and competent forces to strictly handle violations of fishing regulations at a meeting on fighting the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing on October 14. The M...

Illegal fishing spikes in northern Australia with 101 boats intercepted in three months October 15, 2021   |  Source : ABC

Federal authorities have confirmed a surge in illegal fishing off Australia's northern coast, with 101 vessels intercepted since July. For the first time, authorities have confirmed COVID-19 safety restrictions mean they are no longer detaining the cap...

UN Biodiversity Conference adopts Kunming Declaration October 15, 2021   |  Source : CBD

The High-Level Segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) closed today (13 October) with the adoption of the Kunming Declaration, where Parties to the Convention committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global biodiversity f...

UN court favors Somalia in maritime border dispute judgment by Halima Gikandi October 14, 2021   |  Source : The World

On Tuesday, the UN International Court of Justice delivered a long-awaited judgment on a yearslong dispute between Kenya and Somalia over their maritime boundaries in the Indian Ocean. In the judgment, the court ruled largely in favor of Somalia by dis...

Indonesia's Togean Islands National Park's 60 percent coral reefs damaged October 14, 2021   |  Source : Antara

At least 60 percent of the coral reefs in the Togean Islands National Park (BTNKT) in Tojo Una-Una District, Central Sulawesi, have suffered mild to serious damage. "Some 40 percent of the coral reefs have suffered serious damage, while 20 percent were...

French fishermen warn of blockades in UK licence row by Lucy Williamson October 14, 2021   |  Source : BBC News

The French Fisheries Minister, Annick Girardin, backed by ten other EU nations, this week challenged the UK requirement that boats prove their historic presence in British waters, and called the UK's response "incomplete and inappropriate". Olivier Lep...

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